social psychology experiments

Directions: Briefly review your notes and textbook to identify what you would believe are five important or influential social research studies conducted throughout history. Be sure to cite your references- this can be the textbook. Reference(s) should be cited at end of student’s initial post.


Obedience to AuthorityStanley Milgram

(“Shock Study”)

Social psychologist Stanley Milgram researched the effect of authority on obedience and why individuals continue to obey authority when told to and how that authority was learned. He concluded people obey either out of fear or out of a desire to appear cooperative–even when acting against their own better judgment and desires.